Here you are walking along minding your own buissness, and then suddenly right in your face a Danish brigade!
I got these from Ebor, and i decided to try something new, Normaly I paint one and one unit then post it. This time I decided to try and paint the brigade "as one"
To do this, I painted every other base a diffrent battalion. So 1 base of fynske, then one of livgraden and one of prinds Georg, This way I the brigade would be done as one!
It was though going, two weeks of intense painting. It went swimmingly the first few bases, I had done 1 regular base of each and 2 of the command, but then on the 3rd command(prinds Gerog) I got hold up, I had things to do in the house those days, and while the 5 first bases took 1 day each, I spent 3 days to finish the command of Prinds Georg. Then came the week end with some painting. Then in an epic strugle I did the last base of both livgrarden and Prinds Gerog yesterday(painting into the night)
Each unit is 18 figures, each has 2 grandiers, 1 sergants, 2 drummers, 2 standarbarers 1 offiser and regular musketeers.
In the end the grey was: Slate Grey B, Slate grey C both from foundry, then a mix of Foundry Artic grey A and Granit C as highlight.
Ah Livgarden til Fods. I think I would have problems doing the brigade if not the straw to brake up the grey!
But STRAW! bane of my existance! I've tried for years to get straw triad.
I think I nailed it! I had by chance bought a citadel bottle of Tallarn sand, never used it before this time. But worked great as a shade, then coat de arms Horse tone dun, and highlight of coat d arms desert yellow. I think they look very spiffy! and they are definatly straw and not "yellow"
Both Fynske og Livgarden, Saw action in WSS and GNW(not the same battalions)
Some sources say the regiment had blue and orange instead of grey. That is an awesome color combo. But decided atleast that this battalion will get grey and orange.
So this is my brigade of danes. It was tiresome at the end. I'm glad I only had 3 battalions to paint or I might have gone mad!
The flags are cloth flags from Maverick model! fantastic flags but I'm really bad at cutting them out. Especaly fynske got their flags mangaled(had to by propper siccors after fynske)
Now I'm not sure if I should take a painting break and wait for my order from Warfare, or go and attack the french horse!